Cowboys’ Ceedee Lamb on Verge of Making NFL History with Monster Game Against Giants
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Ceedee Lamb has the opportunity to etch his name in NFL history this Sunday as he aims to achieve a remarkable feat against the New York Giants. If Lamb can secure at least 10 receptions and accumulate a minimum of 150 receiving yards, he will become the first player ever to achieve these impressive totals in three consecutive games.
Lamb’s exceptional performances over the past two weeks have placed him on the brink of this historic milestone. In Week 8, he showcased his skills by catching 12 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. This outstanding display made him the first player in Cowboys’ history to achieve at least 10 receptions, 150 receiving yards, and two touchdowns in a single game.
The 24-year-old wide receiver continued his remarkable form in Week 9, despite the Cowboys suffering a 28-23 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles. Lamb recorded 11 receptions for an impressive 191 yards, marking his third game with at least 10 catches and 150 yards. This achievement tied him with Michael Irvin for the most such games in franchise history.
Lamb’s potential record-breaking accomplishment is a rarity in the NFL. Over the past 25 years, only three players have managed to achieve at least 10 receptions and 150 receiving yards in two consecutive games: Brandon Marshall (2012), Keenan Allen (2017), and Mike Evans (2019). However, none of them were able to extend their streak to three games.
In 2012, Marshall fell short of the record with just six catches for 56 yards while playing for the Chicago Bears. Keenan Allen came closest to achieving the feat in 2017, catching 10 passes but falling short of the 150-yard mark in the third game (finishing with 105 yards). In 2019, Evans also came close to breaking the record but ended up with only four receptions for 82 yards in his third game.
Lamb’s Unique Achievement
While the NFL boasts several prolific receivers, including Tyreek Hill and Justin Jefferson, Lamb stands alone in recording back-to-back games with at least 10 catches and 150 yards. Another exceptional performance would solidify his place in NFL history.
Lamb’s remarkable production comes less than five weeks after he publicly criticized the team for lacking an offensive identity following the Cowboys’ 42-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. However, the Cowboys have since found their offensive identity, which revolves around frequently targeting Lamb.
Despite being 17-point favorites this week, the Cowboys face a challenging task against the Giants. Although the Giants have struggled this season, their defense has limited opponents to an average of 211.6 passing yards per game, ranking 11th in the NFL.